Navigation Links
AHIP Statement on Senate Passage of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act

WASHINGTON, April 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Karen Ignagni, President and CEO of America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), today issued the following statement commending the Senate on the passage of H.R. 493 in the U.S. Senate:

(Logo: )

"Individuals must not face discrimination on the basis of their genetic makeup. We applaud the Senate for passing this important legislation that prohibits discrimination and protects patients' genetic information from unauthorized use and disclosure. The Senate legislation and health insurance plans' programs and practices both reflect this fundamental principle.

"This landmark legislation preserves patients' access to high quality health care services in the emerging field of genetic medicine. While the legislation gives patients' the peace of mind to know that their genetic information can't be misused, it promotes informed health care decision-making by patients and their doctors and allows patients continued access to state-of-the art health insurance plan programs that support early prevention and coordination of care."

America's Health Insurance Plans - Providing Health Benefits to More Than 200 Million Americans

SOURCE America's Health Insurance Plans
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. SEIU RN Dian Palmer Calls on AFL-CIO Head John Sweeney to Review Video From Dearborn Protest, Retract Statement Accepting CNA Distortions
2. CNA/NNOC Statement on Restraining Order Against SEIU: Threats, Harassment and Stalking of RNs Remain Out of Bounds
3. Statement: Congress Should Include the Physician Self-Referral Provision in the Farm Bill for Patients and Communities
4. Statement From Larry Minnix, President & CEO, American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA) on the Senate Special Committee on Aging Hearing, Caring for Our Seniors: How Can We Support the Frontlines?
5. Statement by SEIU International President Andy Stern Regarding CNA Temporary Restraining Order
6. Statement of the American Diabetes Association Supporting Federal Courts Ruling on New York City Proposal
7. APIC Statement on April 16 Congressional Hearing on Healthcare-Associated Infections: A Preventable Epidemic
8. Statement of SEIU President Andy Stern Regarding UHW-Ws Confirmation of Illegal Delegate Election Process
9. Consumer Watchdog Gives HMO Regulator 10 Days to Order Reinstatement of Patients Whose Policies Have Been Illegally Cancelled
10. UMDF Statement on the Connection Between Mitochondrial Disease and Autism
11. CamelBak(R) CEO Statement on BPA and Plastic Re-Usable Water Bottles
Post Your Comments:
(Date:10/13/2017)... , ... October 13, 2017 , ... As health professionals ... known as “patient engagement.” The patient is doing more than filling out a survey; ... , “There is an increasing emphasis in health care and research on the importance ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... , ... October 13, 2017 , ... PurhealthRX , ... Oil utilizing Purzorb™ technology. Applying the Purzorb™process to full spectrum CBD oil will revolutionize ... providing a CBD form that can be easily incorporated into liquid products, while reducing ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... , ... October 13, 2017 , ... Many families have ... many long-term care insurance companies have a waiver for care if the client has ... period, when the family pays for care, is often waived, so the benefits from ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Yisrayl Hawkins, Pastor and Overseer at ... of the most popular and least understood books in the Holy Scriptures, Revelation. The ... that have baffled scholars for centuries. Many have tossed it off as mere rubbish, ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... “America On The Brink”: the Christian ... On The Brink” is the creation of published author, William Nowers. Captain Nowers ... a WWII veteran, he spent thirty years in the Navy. Following his career ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/25/2017)... , Sept. 25, 2017  EpiVax, Inc., ... vaccine design, and immune-engineering today announced the launch ... the development of personalized therapeutic cancer vaccines. EpiVax ... provided exclusive access to enabling technologies to the ... MBA will lead EpiVax Oncology as Chief Executive ...
(Date:9/22/2017)... SAN DIEGO , Sept. 22, 2017 ... ll medical device is now successfully helping those with ... Union. Fibromyalgia diagnosed Amanda in ... getting dressed and washing my hair, experiencing no sleep ... body in painful spasm… I cannot recommend [the AVACEN ...
(Date:9/18/2017)... ALLENTOWN , Pa. and KALAMAZOO, Mich. ... Allentown, Penn. , and OptiMed Specialty Pharmacy ... a business partnership to offer a strategic hub service ... PMD Healthcare,s highly sought-after personal spirometer, Spiro PD 2.0, ... A spirometer is a medical device used ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: